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Watch the trailer for the new DC Comics sitcom ‘Powerless’

'Powerless' is not like any other superhero show you've seen

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Jan 6, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 6:23 am CDT

DC Comics sitcom Powerless is a new direction for superhero adaptations, focusing on everyday civilians behind the scenes.

Starring Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community) and Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Powerless was originally conceived as an office comedy about an insurance company dealing with superhero-related mishaps. Judging by the new trailer, the premise was drastically revamped after the unaired pilot was filmed last year.

Now, the main characters are employed at a subsidiary of Bruce Wayne‘s Wayne Enterprises, developing gadgets to help people protect themselves from super-powered accidents.

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Bruce Wayne is unlikely to appear in the show, and Powerless isn’t directly linked with any of the other DC adaptations on air right now. However, it’s exactly the kind of show to include plenty of callbacks to little-known comics and characters, so we’re interested to see how it fares with fans. 

Powerless premieres Feb. 2. on NBC.

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2017, 7:49 am CST